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Postdoctoral Fellow - Cancer Research

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Position Details

Title Postdoctoral Fellow - Cancer Research
Specific Title
Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow
Department IUSM - Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

The IU School of Medicine has an exciting Postdoctoral Fellow opportunity in the joint lab led by Drs. Anita Bellail and Chunhai Hao in the Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine.

Our lab investigates SUMOylation, ubiquitination and their crosstalk network in regulation of cell growth through cell cycle, cell metabolism and apoptotic cell death (Nature Communications 5:4234, 2014; Cancer Discovery 2(2):140-55, 2012).

In addition, we are developing the pathway targeted new drugs for cancer therapy.
Experimental approaches being used in the lab include CRISPR/Cas9, cell culture, immunoprecipitation, co-immunoprecipitation, FPLC, flow cytometry, tumor models in mice. CRISPR-Cas9 genome wide screening and proteomics are also used in collaborations.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to attend and present his/her work in national and international meetings.

The position is funded by NIH grant and available for an initial appointment of one year, renewable for subsequent years.

About the School and the Department:

The Indiana University School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the US and is annually ranked among the top medical schools in the US by US News & World Report.

Please visit for additional information about the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Indiana University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of and possess an interest in working in an academic community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, color, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, disability status, protected veteran status, and religion. Indiana University is a provider of ADA services.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in biomedical sciences and a strong background in cell biology, molecular biology and/or biochemistry. Experience in animal studies is a plus but not necessary.

Department Contact for Questions

Candidates interested in the position should be sure to include a letter detailing their research experience, an updated CV and contact information for three references.

Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM002992016

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Personal Contact: School of Medicine recruiter
    • Personal Contact: IUHP Physician Recruiter
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website
  2. * Are you a dual career partner (your partner or spouse is already being recruited)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience in clinical research?
    • yes
    • no

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List Of References
Optional Documents